Morgan Maassen

Morgan Maassen: Photographer and Filmmaker

Words: Florian Obkircher
Photo: Tosh Clements

The world-class sports photographer and filmmaker knows how to bring order to his life and his career

THE RED BULLETIN: In 2013 you won the Lifestyle category of Red Bull Illume, the world’s greatest action sports photography competition. What makes you successful?

MORGAN MAASSEN: If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that it’s not about the photos you show, but those you don’t show.

We thought it was all about the photos you do show… 

Everyday so much content is created and thrown in our faces. If you’re going to offer something to the masses, make sure that it’s your best. I used to share funny photos of my dog on social media, now I limit myself to one quality picture a day.

“It’s about the photos you don’t show”
Morgan Maassen, 25, minimalist

How do you adapt that motto to your everyday life?

Simplicity is the key to life. Taking this methodology of less is more from the micro to macro level in life, makes everything more pristine. We live in a fast-paced world, and to step back and define what needs to be in our lives and what is excessive makes for a much easier path.

Submission deadline for Red Bull Illume is on March 31st: redbullillume.com

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